Honda has revealed the 2018 Jazz, known as Fit in the States, with fresh new styling, the addition of a Sport trim and the availability of Honda Sensing on its popular hatchback. This is the third-generation Jazz’s first update since the launch of the 2015 model in 2014.
Updated styling at the front and rear, and a splash of additional color add vibrancy and infuse the versatile Jazz (Fit) with an enhanced youthful, sporty and emotional character. The availability of Honda Sensing brings the suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies to the subcompact.
The 2018 Honda Jazz features new, sportier styling, starting with a horizontally layered, two-piece chrome and piano black grille with a larger, more prominent Honda emblem. The more integrated and sophisticated headlights blend into the side edges of the upper fascia’s wing creating a unified yet more aggressive design. The front bumper sports top chrome accents and features a full-width splitter, along with more angular foglights pods.
At the rear, the Jazz’s low and wide sporty styling continues with a redesigned bumper featuring a full-width character line in piano black and a splitter-shaped lower section. A newly styled taillight combo completes the Jazz’s sharper looking rear.
Positioned between the LX and EX trims, the new Jazz Sport trim features an even more aggressive and sporty look with aero form features at the front, sides and rear, and a low and sharp front splitter highlighted in bright orange. An exclusive black finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels further adds to the sporty look. Plus, a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher and Sport badge complete the Jazz Sport’s aggressive exterior styling.
Two new vibrant colors; Helios Yellow Pearl (replacing Mystic Yellow) and Orange Fury, join an expanded color palette that includes White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic.
Available on LX and Sport trims and standard on EX and above, Honda Sensing includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Road Departure Warning (RDW). This makes 2018 Jazz the most affordable car in U.S.A. with such a robust suite of available advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.